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WHAT THEY FOUND, THEN COVERED UP, IN ANTARCTICA WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

Yes, you may have heard of “Hollow Earth Theory” before, but what if I told you it was real, and the U.S. Government was all over it?<p>What are the …

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J.J. Abrams Explains The Obvious About ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ And The Origins Of Its Connections To ‘Cloverfield’

Netflix’s surprise premiere of <i>The Cloverfield Paradox</i> sent critics and fans scrambling to the streaming service after the Super Bowl, only to be left divided. Some people were perfectly fine with the sci-fi thriller, warts and all. Others dumped on the third <i>Cloverfield</i> film as barely coherent and a …

Movies

Fake celebrity porn is blowing up on Reddit, thanks to artificial intelligence

Easy-to-use applications are letting people face-swap celebrities and porn stars<p>Back in December, the unsavory hobby of a Reddit user by the name of deepfakes became a new centerpiece of artificial intelligence debate, specifically around the newfound ability to face-swap celebrities and porn …

7 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time …

NASA Just Proved It Can Navigate Space Using Pulsars. Where to Now?

Half a century ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable …

Disney just explained some of the biggest secrets in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The last <i>Star Wars</i> movie premiered a few days before Christmas, conquering the box office on opening weekend and in the weeks that followed. <i>The Last</i> …

'Utterly bonkers': Hidden meanings in ancient scroll that inspired 'Game of Thrones'

A team of British scientists are set to make the trip to New Zealand this month, all in the hopes of unlocking the secrets hidden in a 600-year-old scroll.<p>The 15th-century English manuscript, known as the Canterbury Roll, is the only genealogocial scroll in the whole southern hemisphere, making it …

Leeroy Jenkins creator releases never seen before cut to raise awareness about net neutrality

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The Story of D&D Part One: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

<i>To catch you up on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, your nerdmates at Geek & Sundry are providing you with this handy-dandy series of stories on</i> …

Board Games

Corporation RPG Rules Now Available For Free

Over the past month, chances are good you got some sweet, free stuff. It’s just that time of year. Well, that spirit of giving has taken hold at …

Hubble hunts first exomoon, new frontiers in search for E.T.

Astronomers on Saturday pointed the Hubble Space Telescope in the direction of a star system 4,000 light-years away, where they hope to confirm the presence of an exomoon orbiting a distant exoplanet for the first time. Confirming the existence of such satellites beyond our own solar system opens a …

Scientists Prove Nanomagnets Can Levitate, Expect More Exotic Quantum Phenomena

Researchers demonstrate in two new papers that despite a classic 175-year-old theorem saying it’s impossible, nanomagnets can be stably levitated in …

NASA Finds Organic Material On Dwarf Planet Ceres Could Be Locally Produced

NASA's Dawn space probe detected the presence of organic materials on Ceres — a dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — in …

VRgluv Lets you Touch and Feel VR with Force Feedback Gloves

The latest VR controllers from Oculus and HTC are great 1st generation devices. They allow us to pick up objects, throw them around and interact with …

5 ways to use AI in your own home

The revolution is already here<p>Artificial intelligence promises to change our lives in a multitude of different ways, from driving our cars to diagnosing disease before doctors can spot it.<p>A lot of these more ambitious AI projects are still some way off. But there's plenty of fledgling artificial …

Meet the guy who spent over $4,000 on No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky has some very devoted fans<p>I’m a pretty big fan of Hello Games’ <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, although that’s something of an understatement.<p>I’ve played the game for over 400 hours so far, having explored 415 planets across 135 systems. I’ve been rather prolific on Twitter, sharing experiences and …

Roam Robotics' lightweight, inexpensive exoskeleton for the masses

If the vision of San Francisco startup Roam Robotics and its co-founder Tim Swift are fully realized, we could be buying commercial lightweight …

Mini-Brains Created that Grow Blood Vessels | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Under the microscope, staining highlights a network of vasculature amid the ball of neurons that make up a minibrain. …

With new method, scientists find water on an exoplanet

Finding planets is hard, finding water on planets is harder, and finding water on exoplanets is pretty damn hard. And yet, a group of scientists claim to have achieved just that with the help of the Very Large Telescope in Chile. They believe that 51 Pegasi B, (also known as Dimidum), an exoplanet …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Simple chess variant strips down an ancient classic

Fewer pieces, smaller board, easy moves<p><i>Rex</i> is a simple chess variant that strips the original game down to three-piece types played on a five-by-five board.<p>Created by designer Michael Davies — whose previous work includes nuclear war comedy <i>ICBM</i> — <i>Rex</i> is designed to be played in short bursts. The …

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OKULARION Mixed Reality Headset (video)

Magic Leap might be taking their time developing their new mixed reality headset, but one company based in Los Angeles headed by John Wiacek, think …

Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

Clara Lu Contributor<p>Clara Lu is the marketing manager at ViSenze, an artificial intelligence company that makes search by images possible without keywords.<p>The future is here… or is it?<p>With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI (artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

This Real-Life Batman Suit With 23 Functioning Gadgets Set A World Record

Holy gadgets, Batman! A cosplay fanatic from Galway, Ireland, has just achieved two childhood dreams in one: set a Guinness World Record and be a …

How Virtual Reality ‘Sex Edutainment’ Is Revolutionizing Porn

For decades, porn has been blamed for creating unrealistic sexual expectations, and for some addicts, it’s impacted the ability to have healthy …

Virtual Reality

D&D on your tablet and in your browser, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

Bring your party together and play, wherever they are<p>Roll20, one of the most popular virtual tabletop solutions, will now offer officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. The browser-based software includes both video and voice chat, and even integrates with Google …

How to build a VR-ready PC

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are here. But your PC has to be pretty powerful to use these cutting-edge VR headsets. If your PC is lacking performance, don't worry. We're going to show you how to build a VR-ready PC.<p><b>Update, July 1 2016:</b> <i>We've added information about the new AMD Radeon RX 480 and</i> …

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